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Obituary with surnames BOTT, FITCH, GAST, GONTERWITZ, REINDL submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Saturday, May 14, 1960
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) May 15, 1960

Katie M. Bott Died Saturday at Her Home

Katie M. Bott, 75, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at her home, 786 Miami.

She was born Dec. 24, 1884, in Leavenworth County, a daughter of Peter and Rose Gast. She had been a lifetime resident of Leavenworth County and City. An April 4, 1903 in Leavenworth she was married to Ferd J. Bott. She was a member of the St. Joseph Carmelite Church, a member of the St. Joseph altar Society, and the L.C.B. A. Surviving are her husband, Ferd Bott of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Gonterwitz, 1428 Olive, and Mrs. John Fitch, Monahas, Tex.; one son Edward Bott of RR 1; one sister Mrs. Joseph Reindl, 1007 Olive; and one brother, Joseph Gast, Kansas City, Kan., eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames SWEET, THEEL submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, June 26, 1960
Obituary of William Theel

Obituary with surnames BOTT, FITCH, GAST, GONTERWITZ submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Tuesday, July 5, 1960
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times)7-6-1960 by Sue Rush 3-23-2010

Ferd J. Bott Dies Tuesday At St. John's

Ferd J. Bott, 85, 786 Miami, died Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Hospital. He had been in poor health six months. He was born July 12, 1874, in Leavenworth county, a son of William and Catherine Bott. On April 5, 1903 in Leavenworth, he married Katie Marie Gast.

Mr. Bott had been a lifetime resident of the county and had spent his lifetime farming. He has been retired two years and had made his home in Leavenworth. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Gonterwitz, 1428 Olive, and Mrs. John Fitch, Monahans, Tex.; one son, Edward Bott, RR 1; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

His wife, Mrs. Katie Marie Bott died May 14. Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends will recite the Rosary on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames ANDERSON, HODGE, JOHNSON, ROGERS, SEARLES, TUTTLE, WILLIAMS submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Wednesday, July 6, 1960
From the Leavenworth Times July 6, 1960

MRS. ROGERS RITES FRIDAY AT 1 O'CLOCK

Mrs. Mabel Rogers, 74, 624 Shawnee, died this morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient the past eight days. Ms. Rogers had been in failing health since January and had been critical since entering the hospital.

Mrs. Rogers was born at Leavenworth Dec. 25, 1885 and was a daughter of Lynton C. and Helen Anderson Tuttle. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., at an early age and returned to Leavenworth 28 years ago.

She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Verneil M. Searles, 601 S. Broadway; one son, Jack T. Williams, Hutchinson; one sister Mrs. Estelle Johnson, Kansas City, Mo; one brother, Lynton Tuttle, Kansas City, Mo., and six grand children.

Funeral service will be a 1 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Church. The Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth. The body will be at the Davis Funeral Church.

Obituary with surnames BANKS, BIBEE, DAGE, IWIG, KORTH submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Wednesday, July 20, 1960
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thursday, July 21, 1960 by Sue Rush

Fred A. Dage was Baker Many Years dies Wednesday July 20, 1960

Fred A. Dage, 82, 214 Delaware, died Wednesday afternoon at Cushing Memorial Hospital. He had been in fairly good health until recently, and entered the hospital the day before his death.

Mr. Dage was born in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 9, 1877, and came to Leavenworth directly from Berlin when he was 12. He made the trip to America by himself. His residence was always in Leavenworth. He was a baker for many years.

He married Miss Elizabeth Korth Oct. 29, 1898, at Leavenworth. Mrs. Dage died Dec. 19, 1933.

Mr. Dage attended the Evangelical United Brethren Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Banks, RR 4; Mrs. Anna Bibee, Bristol, Tenn.; one granddaughter and four great grandchildren, all of Bristol.

Funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Davis Funeral Church. The Rev. Chester Iwig, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel.

Obituary with surnames BAKER, CAVANER, FABER, FEVURLY, FITCH, FREEMAN, MOHAN, PICKERING, ROBINETT, VESTAL submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Monday, September 5, 1960
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Monday-Sept. 5, 1960 by Sue Rush

BOLING FARMER DIES FOLLOWING FARM ACCIDENT

CHELCIE O. FITCH dies on Monday-Sept. 4, 1960

A Boling farmer; Chelcie O. Fitch, 51, died early Sunday from injuries suffered while he tried to free a clogged corn chopper in a field near his home. A son, Jack Fitch, who was bringing a wagon into the field, found his father.

Coroner Charles Larkin pronounced the man dead at 9:55 a.m.

Fitch apparently reached into the machine when it became clogged. His right arm was amputated. Death resulted from a combination of the amputation, shock, and bleeding, Larkin said.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Fitch of the home; one son, Jack Fitch of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Mohan, 302 N. 18th; Sharon Fitch of the home; his other, Mrs. Ralph Fevurly, Jarbalo; one brother, Ervin Fitch, Portland, Ore.; five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Vestal, Weston; Mrs. Minnie Faber, 824 Chestnut; Mrs. Ruth Pickering, Jarbalo; Mrs. Dorothy Cavaner, RR 3; and Mrs. Marie Robinett, Portland; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

He was born near Jarbalo in 1909, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker Fitch. He attended the Eagle School and spent his lifetime as a farmer in the Jarbalo neighborhood. He married Charlotte Freeman, Dec. 21, 1938. He attended the Bethel Baptist Church at Lansing and was member of the Unity Grange at Boling.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. P. S. Barrow, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church of Lansing will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames HADL, HODGE, REDICK, SEARLES submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, September 24, 1960
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 26, 1960 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept. 24, 1960

Infant Steven Searles Graveside Rites Today, Monday-Sept. 26, 1960

Graveside service for infant Steven Searles, son of Edward and Verneil Williams Searles, 601 S. Broadway, who died at birth Saturday night at Cushing Memorial Hospital, was this afternoon in the family lot in the Easton Cemetery. The Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist Church officiated.

Other than this parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Charneil M. Hadl, Lawrence; Miss Sunday J. Searles, and Miss Trach K. Searles, both of the home; one brother, Edward Searles III of the home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Birdie Searles, 1207 S. Broadway, and his maternal great grandmother, Mrs Nena Redick, Wichita. The Davis Funeral Church was in charge.

Obituary with surnames COREY, HAWES, JONES, LANGE, MCMAHON submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Tuesday, October 11, 1960
from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1960

Mrs. Corey Dies Tuesday In Colorado

Mrs. Dora Lange Corey, 84, a native of Leavenworth died Tuesday in Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Denver, wher she had been a patient since last June.

Mrs. Corey was born Feb. 5, 1876, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Lange Sr., Leavenworth pioneers and well known druggist family. The Lange home was at 501N. Esplanade.

Mrs. Corey attended local public shcools, graduating from Leavenworth High School with the class of 1893.

On Jan 20, 1904, she was married in Leavenworth to Milo C. Corey, a regular Army officer. The Coreys were stationed at many military posts in this country and abroad. Upon Colonel Corey's retirement in 1932 they became permanent residents of Leavenworth and occupied the family home on North Esplanade. Colonel Corey died Oct. 1, 1954.

Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. F.A. McMahon, Miami Beach, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Adolf Lange Jr., Leavenworth; two nieces, Mrs. Jesse Jones, Leavenworth, and Mrs. Glenn a Hawes, St. Louis; two great nephews and one great niece.

Time of funeral service here will be announed by the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

from the Leavenworth Times, October 13, 1960.

Funeral Notices, Sexton Funeral Chapel

Mrs. Dora Lange, who passes away Wednesday in Denver, Colo. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Father Mack E. Leabe, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mr. Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames COOK, EVANS, STONEBURNER submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, October 12, 1960
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, October 13, 1960, microfilm roll #L1344, KSHS

Stoneburner Rites Friday At 2 o'Clock

Benjamin W. Stoneburner, 76, 509 1/2 Cherokee, a resident of Leavenworth for 49 years, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. He had been in failing health several years.

Mr. Stoneburner was born in Bates County, Mo., Jan. 1, 1884. He farmer in Bates County; came to Leavenworth in 1911 and became a flour miller at which trade he worked until his retirement.

He was married in Lansing, to Miss Carrie Evans, Aug. 11, 1915.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Carrie Stoneburner of the home; two brothers, Jess Stoneburner and Oscar Stoneburner, both in Oklahoma, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Cook, Stillwater, Okla., several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DANIELSON, SHERLEY, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Wednesday, November 9, 1960
From The Leavenworth Times

A.E. SHERLEY WAS RETIRED PRISON WORKER

Mr. ALBERT E. SHERLEY, 78, Lansing, retired engineer at the Kansas State Penitentary, died last night, Nov. 9, 1960, at St. John's Hospital. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the day, and was taken to the hospital in the afternoon.
Mr. Sherley was born in Osborne, Kan., Oct. 4, 1882, the son of Mr and Mrs. John Sherley. He came to Leavenworth County with his parents and settled in Lansing when he was 8 years old. He attended the Lansing schools, and as a young man he worked for the old Leavenworth and Richardson coal mines as a master mechanic. He later went to work at the state penitentiary, retiring as chief engineer in 1956 after 38 years of service. He married Miss Elizabeth Young in Leavenworth County, Sept. 4, 1905. They had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1955. Mrs. Sherley died Dec. 29, 1959.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Mary Alice Danielson, Bethel, Kan., and one son, William Sherley of Lansing; one brother, Harry Sherley of Salina, Kan; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Sculley will officate and burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends will have a recitation of the Rosary at 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.

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